Tuesday, November 01, 2016

#6: Heroscape (Mark's 100)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 6th
  • 2012: 7th
  • 2010: 4th
  • 2005: 23rd
  • appeared in all 4 lists
  • rank: 221
  • rating: 7.4
Print Status
  • out of print... which is so very, very sad
Why It's On The List
  • Heroscape is the ultimate blending of board game & miniatures game... and, in a slick move that allows them to make lots of cool figures, a great blending of genres, as all the characters are warriors sucked through time & space into the world of Heroscape. So, you've got Matrix guys & Braveheart & dragons & robots & kung fu monks & gorillas with guns... yep, it's the ultimate boy game. (And while kids can start with this one at 7-8 years old, there's enough going on that you keep playing it well into your adult years - in my case, age 52 & counting!)
Tips & Tricks:
  • While I have a complete set of figures (including many double & triple sets of squads) as well as two of each terrain expansion, I'm a relative lightweight in the realm of serious Heroscape players.
  • A tough side effect of our huge life change back in 2013 (three states/two moves/most of our stuff still in storage) has been the boxing away of the Heroscape armies... which was finally solved by three rolling carts and a set of shelves in our TV/game room. (Yes, we are playing again!)
  • If you get a chance, find someone and play this. (Alternately, watch garage sales & the BGG Marketplace and start your own collection!)

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